Talk:Media literacy

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To do list[edit]

  • We need to copyedit this. "It's" is not encylopedic. Can someone please work on this. (unsigned comment)


  • list of media literacy proponents needs editing: everyone who's critical of mainstream media thinks media literacy is important. the list needs to be narrowed down to people for whom ML advocay or research is a focus. suggest removing: marshall mcluhan, bob mcchesney (he is, if anything, critical of the (commercialized) US media literacy movement).
  • separate list for researchers who have influenced ML (this would include Paulo Freire and the people above who have been removed from the proponents list )
  • external links needs sorting in order of importance (or alphabet at least)
  • needs links and mentions of media literacy in international conventions (e.g. UNESCO Gruenwald Declaration, Vienna Declaration, etc.)
  • link to UNESCO survey on media eduction (edited by David Buckingham)- use search engine!
  • clearer distinction between different national movements & approaches. US is very particular, and the 'protectionist stance' has been discredited since the early 90s. also, most approaches focus on critical reception, but there are also approaches that include critical production (though this is somewhat controversial also, Masterman warns of the "technology trap").
  • the right wing media literacy (?) people should have their own section. they're more of an exception.
  • more on ML movements in Asia: Japan, Taiwan, Korea.

Bine maya 09:06, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

For Further Reading Section[edit]

(an older Bib)

  • Teaching the Media, Len Masterman, London: Comedia, 1985 / Routledge, 1985/1990/1992 <-- the classic. should be listed first.
  • Teaching About Television, Len Masterman, London: The MacMilian Press, 1980
  • Mass media and Popular Culture, Barry Duncan et. al., Harcourt Brace & Co., Canada, 1996
  • Media Action Project, Dirk Schouten and Rob Watling, School of Education, University of Nottingham, Nottingham, 1997
  • Reading Audiences, David Buckingham, ed. London: Manchester University Press, 1993
  • New Directions: Media Education World Wide, Carry Bazalgette, Evelyne Devort, Jasiane Savino, ed. British Film Institute, 1992
  • add research by Sonia Livingstone, Ulla Carlson (new book by Nordicom!)- use search engine!
  • In japanese: Study Guide Media Literacy (3 editions)- see Midori Suzuki

Bine maya 12:31, 17 November 2006 (UTC)

useful scraps[edit]


“Media Education: A Kit for Teachers, Students, Parents and Professionals” has been published in English and French by UNESCO. The kit is partly a product of the MENTOR project initiated by UNESCO and supported by the European Commission.

UNESCO 03-01-2007 16:00

What should Media education be like? Who should provide it? How should it be included in a curriculum? Beyond schools, do families have a say in the matter? Can professionals be involved and how? What strategies can the public adopt to deal with the benefits and the limitations of media?

These are some of the questions addressed by the kit. It proposes a prototype of media education curriculum for the basic qualification of secondary school teachers, but it also extends its modular approach and key concepts (production, language, representation, public) to adults outside the school system, be they parent, media professional or decision-maker. In addition to a teachers’ manual and accompanying students’ handbook, the kit also contains a manual for parents as well as a handbook on ethical relations with professionals and one on internet literacy.

To extend the pedagogical process of questioning, a 'Frequently Asked Questions' section has been added as well as a glossary of media education terms. The responses provided are meant to introduce the debate and promote dialogue rather than being considered definitive answers. They are not recipes but suggestions for further explorations, both on- and off-line, with many references to documents, materials and websites offered in the final reference section.

Whatever the mode of entry and the viewpoint adopted, the kit takes into account the necessary skills needed to decipher the various types of messages as well as the various stakes relating to citizenship and sustainability, beyond school and family. What matters most is establishing connections between the different actors involved in the process of socializing children and young people. In a development perspective, solid and durable foundations for a large and systematic media education are fundamental to the current needs of shared knowledge societies and cultural diversity."

Bine maya 20:09, 6 January 2007 (UTC)

Cleanup preamble[edit]

Gawd. What a mess. "But it's so much more!" Sounds like a bad advert. OK, major rewrite. Any issues? I also added a references, and converted some links into refs. I agree with others; this article still needs a lot of work. --Bhuston 11:53, 24 November 2006 (UTC)

Whoever rewrites this, please explain what, conceptually, distinguishes "media literacy education" from indoctrination. It sounds awfully like the government telling kids what is good and what is bad. —Preceding unsigned comment added by (talk) 22:22, 2 February 2008 (UTC)

Offer to cleanup[edit]

I'll have a go at a general copy edit to tidy this up if no-one else is planning to. I'm not a subject expert, just a hack, so if someone better qualified wants to pitch in please do. Note to self - include ref to OFCOM in UK Hugh Mason (talkcontribs 04:33, 2 March 2009 (UTC)

Before I dive in - any comments on this question - is media literacy a 'process' as currently defined, or is it more accurate to say that it is a competence? Hugh Mason (talkcontribs 14:01, 6 June 2009 (UTC)

Translation Class Project[edit]

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